Primates Incorporated Auction

September 1st–September 30th. Visit during the month of September and bid on unique items donated by businesses, artists, and Primates Incorporated volunteers. Proceeds of the auction will benefit Primates Incorporated, a non-profit organization who is raising funds to construct an indoor/outdoor primate sanctuary in southern Wisconsin.

Madison Veterans Project: Free Acupuncture for Veterans

Every Thursday 7:30pm–9:15pm (last treatment session begins at 8:30pm) at the Quarry Arts Building, 715 Hill Street Room 170, Madison. Madison Veteran’s Project is a volunteer initiative of local licensed acupuncturists offering free ear acupuncture for veterans and their families in a group setting on a weekly basis. The treatments are designed to support an individual’s efforts to heal from trauma, transition home from military service and address the specific issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This is a walk in clinic and no appointments are required. Visit for more information or email

Alliance for Animals Annual Veggie Chili Cook-off

Saturday, September 6th, 5:30–8:30pm at the new Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St. Adults: $8, Kids $3, Students $5. For more info: or call 257-6333.

Buddhist Chanting Circle

Every Sunday: 5:00-6:30pm. For people who would like to experience chanting meditation and pray for the benefit of all beings. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Tao Sangha Center at (608) 257-4663 or and visit

Meridian Stretching/Meditation Class

Ten weeks beginning Monday, September 8th. Seven pairs of energy meridian poses will be taught. Participants will practice individually in and partners. Meditation at the end of each class. $50. For more information please contact the Tao Sangha Center at (608) 257-4663 or and visit

Tao Shiatsu Introductory Training Course

Four months beginning Wednesday, September 10th (ten Wednesday evenings and five weekends). Tao Shiatsu is a revival of the original Oriental Medical hands-on therapy. For more information please contact the Tao Sangha Center at (608) 257-4663 or and visit

Habitat for Humanity ReStore—Seventh Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 20th, 12:00–4:00pm. Habitat ReStore, 208 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison. Free community event, free refreshments and musical entertainment.

Habitat ReStore is an environmentally conscious building material store that sells used and surplus building materials. Since opening in September 2001, Habitat ReStore has diverted more than 4380 tons of materials from Dane County landfills. Materials donated to Habitat ReStore are either used in Habitat homes or sold to the general public at greatly reduced prices, making home improvements and remodeling more affordable. Habitat ReStore has generated enough revenue to fund 19 Dane County Habitat for Humanity homes built with low-income families. Habitat ReStore is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Bach Flower Remedies—Level One Training of the Bach International Education Program

September 20th-21st, in Richland Center. Introductory course on Bach flower remedies. Program approved by the Bach Foundation, UK. For info:

Weston A. Price Foundation—Madison Chapter Meeting

Monday, September 22nd, 7:00pm, Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer St. Nutrient-dense foods—education and activism. The public is invited. For more info, call Carolyn at 221-8696 or see

Creative Dance for Kids

Thursdays, September 25–December 11th, 4:20–5:05pm, $120 for 10 weeks. Creative Dance for Kids is designed for children ages 5-8 to join together in the joy of dance. The class will provide a creative process to explore the elements of dance and the inner experience of each child. We will delight in our dancing spirits! Class is facilitated by Ann Wingate, MA, ADTR-DTRL. Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, 16 N Hancock St. For more information visit or call 251-0908.